Post by Doug Miller
Hoping to find a ratcheting torque wrench, in either 3/8" or 1/4" drive, with
a range of approximately 10 to 100 inch-pounds. No luck so far -- everything
I'm finding that goes down as low as 10 doesn't go any higher than 50.
Doesn't really matter whether it's calibrated in inch-pounds or newton-meters.
I can do the conversion in my head. If I can just find a wrench with the range
I have at least 4, from 150 ft-lbs down to one meant for bicycle
spokes. and I need both extremes to reassemble the auto-locking hubs
on my truck.
A consumer-grade 100 in-lb torque wrench isn't necessarily accurate at
10 and it could let you break something delicate. The rule I heard was
not to use them much below half scale. The beam type may be safer
because you can easily see if it has been overloaded and bent. I
bought a 1/2" 8-point socket to check my click wrenches against a beam